I'm so glad we found this hotel and stayed here and met the lovely owners Aphrodite, Dimitri and their sons, it was an absolute pleasure to stay here, the family made us feel so welcome and would do anything to help.
The hotel is really beautiful, our room was huge with a view of the pool, sea and mountains, everything was so clean and comfortable. It's right by Mavros Molos beach which is lovely and the hotel is also a brilliant base to visit Elafonisi beach which is about an hour's drive away and recommended by Aphrodite, it is stunning with pink sands and turquoise clear sea (maybe more beautiful than the Caribbean!). The hotel is also a good base for the beautiful Balos Lagoon, you can get a ferry from around the corner, you can book with the hotel and it's only €20 and is a great day trip. Another lovely beach to visit is Falasarna which is only a short drive. The hotel is also not too far to drive from Chania airport. We travelled around the island quite a bit but it was lovely to come back to the hotel and chill out by the pool or beach, it's very relaxing here!
Kissamos is a lovely part of Crete, it's a lot quieter than the big towns which I think is perfect for relaxing, there's everything you need but it feels a bit more undiscovered and not overly touristy (yet!), there is a strip of bars about a ten minutes walk away, there are some nice restaurants, our favourite being the one just outside the hotel called Stelios & Katina which is run by a brilliant guy called Giorgio who made us feel very welcome and the food was delicous!
I'd definitely recommend breakfast, it's home made and different every day, some lovely pastries and even chocolate cake one morning, a real treat!
We were really sad to leave this lovely hotel and hope to be back again one day!
Helen & Luke x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- APHRODITE BEACH HOTEL is located on the exquisite beach of Mavros Molos, in Kissamos, province of prefecture of Chania. APHRODITE BEACH HOTEL is located: • 800m from the town center • 800m from the Health Center • 50km from the Airport of Chania • 40km from the Port of Chania (Souda) • 1km from the Port of Kissamos ... more less
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